Category Archives: Film Noir

Film Noir: The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

Ida Lupino directs this depiction of a drifter gone bad. Real bad. William Talman is great as the bloodthirsty degenerate. From IMDB.com: “Two fishermen pick up a psychotic escaped convict who tells them that he intends to murder them when the ride is over.” Good, not great, but definitely worth watching.

Watch: http://archive.org/details/Hitch_Hiker

Film Noir: Kansas City Confidential (1952)

Early treatment of the double-crossed thug back for blood genre later made famous in films like Point Blank and Le Samourai. KC Confidential is a great representation of the Film Noir craft– check it out.

Watch:

http://archive.org/details/KansasCityConfidential720p

Film Noir: Jail Bait (1954)

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English: (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So bad it’s good. Of course– it’s Ed Wood Jr. Enjoy!

Watch:

http://archive.org/details/JailBait

Film Noir: He Walked By Night (1948)

Jack Webb

Jack Webb (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

La Strada (Richard Basehart) meets Dragnet (Jack Webb) in this taught thriller that truly does take place in society’s underbelly. The sewer scenes are reminiscent of The Third Man.

Watch:

http://archive.org/details/He_Walked_by_Night_1948